impressive arrays of accountability:
"The only certified public-accounting firm used by the CPA to monitor its spending was a company called North Star Consultants, located in San Diego, which was so small that it operated out of a private home. ... A recent high-level investigation of the Iraqi interim government concluded that the corruption is now so pervasive as to be irreversible. One prominent businessman estimates that 95 percent of all business activity involves some form of bribery or kickback."
And yet the author can keep a straight face when talking about "the model democracy the U.S. set out to build" when talking about the Bushies, who are blowing up civillians in Iraq for attacks in New York, professing to represent Muslims in nations they have never visited, and which they might have difficulty pointing to on a map .
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
and other cultural